Air France Premium Economy

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#1
Arizona
104 Posts
Joined May 2007
Has anyone recently flown Air France Premium Economy? We are considering flying the Airbus 340-300 in their premium economy section (also referred to as premium voyager) and were wondering if it was worth the extra cost.
Thank you for taking time to reply
#2
Florida
242 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Trying the same thing for our river cruise but it's on an AF 777-300. Not enough miles for business right now and this has, at the least, more room. It gets "ok" ratings.

The best I've heard of for premium econony is Open Skies which only goes to Paris. Their PE is like business class on most other airlines!
#3
Santa Paula CA
3,415 Posts
Joined Apr 2000
Go to seatguru.com and find the airline and aircraft. They have a detailed description of each seat!
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#4
San Antonio, Texas
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Joined Mar 2010
In my opinion, it is worth it just for the more comfortable seating. Don't expect anything else. The food and service are identical to economy and they won't let you use the business class lavatories. British Air seems to have the best seating in this category that I have experienced. I have tried Delta, BA and AF premium economy.
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#6
Livermore, Calif.
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Joined Sep 2006
I flew on Air France in Premium coach June of 2011 out of LAX nonstop to Paris and loved it! Sorry I can't remember what aircraft it was. The seats had plenty of leg room, kind of like domestice business class, and also had footrests. The service and food was the same as regular coach. All the seats were in a separate area which was nice and made me feel special. I thought it was way worth the price!
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Joined Mar 2009
We flew it last year from ATL to Paris to Budapest and back. Really enjoyed it. Got to board first with first class, separate security lines, use of lounges for legs completely within Europe. More room than economy. We are going back this year and flying it again to Rome and the back from Amsterdam. We think it is worth the price...around 1750 round trip.
#9
FL
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Joined Jul 2003
Seatguru is a great resource. I do not book PE on planes with a 3/5/3 seating configuration but will sometimes opt for it on 2/5/2.

I normally book Delta's Economy Comfort for value and the extra leg room is nice.

We flew Lufthansa in November for the first time in years and the plane did not offer a PE section. As much as we were impressed with Lufthansa, the seats were horrible and we will not fly them again, even though they provide direct service from our home airport to Frankfurt.

We are looking at OpenSkies for our upcoming trip in December.
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143 cruises since 1964, 15 on the river.
Looking forward to:
Le Lyral, The Adriatic, September 2017
MS Joy - Magic of Advent, December 2017
Crystal Esprit, February 2018

AmaKristina, Christmas Markets, December 2018
Scenic Eclipse, April, 2019


Our river cruising history:
Avalon Luminary B2B- Christmas Markets, 2009
Avalon Affinity - Christmas Markets 2010
Avalon Panorama - Danube New Years Cruise, 2011
AmaDante -Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle 2012
AmaCerto - Budapest to Nuremburg, 2013
AmaBella - Tulip Time, 2014
AmaDagio - Provence, 2014
AmaReina - Holiday on the Rhine 2014
SS Catherine - Provence 2015
AmaSerena Christmas on the Rhine, 2015
Scenic Diamond, Bordeaux, April 2016
AmaVida, Douro, August. 2016
AmaSonata, Romantic Danube - Oct. 2016
Joie de Vivre, Paris and Normany - April 2017
#10
Florida
242 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Go to seatguru.com and find the airline and aircraft. They have a detailed description of each seat!
Unfortunately, seatguru isn't always accurate. If you put in your flight number, I have found that the info for which plane is flying the route doesn't jibe with the airline's own info in many cases.
#11
FL
14,259 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
Originally posted by bocatraveler09
Unfortunately, seatguru isn't always accurate. If you put in your flight number, I have found that the info for which plane is flying the route doesn't jibe with the airline's own info in many cases.
It is not perfect but better than anything out there that I have found except for FlyerTalk, and that you have to dig around to get info.
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143 cruises since 1964, 15 on the river.
Looking forward to:
Le Lyral, The Adriatic, September 2017
MS Joy - Magic of Advent, December 2017
Crystal Esprit, February 2018

AmaKristina, Christmas Markets, December 2018
Scenic Eclipse, April, 2019


Our river cruising history:
Avalon Luminary B2B- Christmas Markets, 2009
Avalon Affinity - Christmas Markets 2010
Avalon Panorama - Danube New Years Cruise, 2011
AmaDante -Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle 2012
AmaCerto - Budapest to Nuremburg, 2013
AmaBella - Tulip Time, 2014
AmaDagio - Provence, 2014
AmaReina - Holiday on the Rhine 2014
SS Catherine - Provence 2015
AmaSerena Christmas on the Rhine, 2015
Scenic Diamond, Bordeaux, April 2016
AmaVida, Douro, August. 2016
AmaSonata, Romantic Danube - Oct. 2016
Joie de Vivre, Paris and Normany - April 2017